If you are suffering with lower back pain with or without leg pain, here are some useful positions that may help to alleviate your symptoms in between your treatment sessions:
Lying on the side which is most comfortable with a pillow between your knees to stabilise the spine helps to reduce back pain. It is most common that pain relief is achieved when the side which is most painful or the side with leg pain is upper most.
Lying on your back
Lying on your back with pillows under your knees helps to reduce the strain on your lower back.
Lying in a position with legs on a chair
Lie on your back with a pillow under your head and neck, your hips and knees bent and your calfs resting on a chair. This provides support for your spine and puts your spine in a neutral position. This also reduces muscle spasm and tension on the nerves of the leg.
If you feel any of the following symptoms, contact the clinic on the emergency number, your GP or go to the A&E department to report your symptoms.
- If you develop numbness or pins and needles in the genital region or have lost the ability to control your bladder or bowel movements.
- If your tingling or pins and needles increase and intensify in your leg or foot.
- If your muscle strength of the buttocks, legs or foot become progressively weak.